In 2001, Opie and Anthony signed a syndication deal with Infinity to syndicate their show on 22 stations nationwide, including WBCN in Boston, longtime rival of WAAF.
On August 15, 2002, during "Sex for Sam 3", comedian Paul Mecurio encouraged Brian Florence and Loretta Harper, a Virginia couple visiting Manhattan, to have simulated sex in a vestibule at St. Intense media scrutiny led to many demanding that Opie and Anthony be fired.
Opie and Anthony broadcast the next day, but the show went into reruns the following week.
Cumia was raised on Long Island, New York, in Elwood and Central Islip, and attended Elwood-John H. Part of his childhood was spent living with his father in California.
Before breaking into radio, he was earning a living as a "tin knocker" on Long Island, and began recording comedy songs with his brother Joe. The song was titled "Gonna Electric Shock OJ" (sung to the tune of Otis Redding's "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay") by the band Rotgut, of which the Cumia brothers were both founding members and the primary creative force.
Opie's Nighttime Attitude, an evening show at WBAB on Long Island, received an entry during an O. They remained in Worcester until they were fired in April 1998 from WAAF for an April Fool's Day prank involving Mayor Thomas Menino.
Opie and Anthony told their listeners that the Mayor had been killed in a car accident while transporting a young female Haitian prostitute.
is an American talk radio broadcaster known for his long association with Gregg "Opie" Hughes and their series of radio shows, named The Opie and Anthony Show or Opie and Anthony, from 1995 to 2014.
Comedian Jim Norton was a frequent collaborator with the pair.
In 2014 Cumia was fired by Sirius XM radio for a series of racist tweets.
Soon after that, he started his own video podcast, known as The Anthony Cumia Show.
Opie and Anthony returned to the air on October 4, 2004 exclusively for XM Satellite Radio.
On April 24, 2006, Opie and Anthony announced that they signed a deal with CBS Radio in which the first three hours of the show would be broadcast on nine of CBS's rock stations, the first official show airing April 26.
On May 15, 2007, XM suspended Opie & Anthony for 30 days, in response to a broadcast featuring a homeless man who wandered into the studio.